ugc-hs-how to pay for college

Graduating high school students planning on attending college are about to make one of the largest investments of their life -- both in terms of money and time. We spoke to graduates of the Class of 2012 on Long Island to ask how they intend to pay for their higher education.

We would also like to hear from you. Here is what we are looking for:
1. On a white poster board or large sheet of paper, write which college you will be and how you will pay for it. Write in large letters so the words are legible in a photo.
2. Take a picture of yourself holding the poster (see our gallery for an example).
3. Submit the photo through this form (please include the information on the card in the description field. The more details the better.)
4. Thank you!

Michelle Mandler High school: Smithtown High School -

Michelle Mandler

High school: Smithtown High School - West Campus
College: Binghamton University
Average annual tuition: $7,216
Paying for college: Loans and her parents

(June 21, 2012) (Credit: Rachel Chinapen)

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